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Question: severe epigastric pain

 needadvice123 - Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:30 pm

I am a 37 yo female. I had my gallbladder removed in 1992. I have had 4 "attacks" since June of this year of severe epigastric pain. They last from 8 hrs to > 24 hrs. I get so much pain that I vomit, and chills. It feels like a gallbladder attack. The first time I had one, I went to the ER. They gave me an IV and morphine then checked my blood for pancreatitis, all labs were negative. Since then I had 3 more attacks, every time it is worse and lasts longer. Currently I have had loose orange stools for the past 2-3 weeks, everytime I eat, shortly thereafter, I am in the bathroom. I do not have a sense of wellness. I just know I do not feel well. I have been to my PCP, and got an rx for nausea and protonix. I do not think he took me seriously. Please advise. Thank you
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:58 pm

User avatar Perhaps you should see a specialist - gastroenterologist or internal medicine would be advisable. Do not ignore gut feelings that this just isn't right. Good luck.

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